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Nigeria’s loss of life toll from coronavirus has risen to 6, following the loss of life of a affected person in Katsina State.
The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) confirmed the rise within the variety of fatalities from the pandemic in a tweet on Tuesday night.
As at 09:30 pm seventh April, there are
254 confirmed instances
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Akwa Ibom- 5
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 7, 2020
The newest fatality from the illness was recorded in Daura, a city in Katsina State.
Channels Tv had reported that the sufferer was a medical physician recognized as Dr Aliyu Yakubu, who based mostly in Daura.
Yakubu, based on Governor Aminu Masari who briefed reporters earlier on the Authorities Home in Katsina, died on Saturday final week.
He handed simply days earlier than the NCDC confirmed that he had been contaminated with coronavirus.
The physician was hospitalised on the Nigerian Air Power Reference Hospital for about two hours earlier than he died, following his return from a visit to Lagos.
On his approach again, he was mentioned to have stopped in Kogi State – his dwelling – the place he spent two weeks earlier than returning to Daura.
As a part of measures to comprise additional unfold of COVID-19 in Katsina, Governor Masari had directed that every one Yakubu’s contacts be recognized by well being officers from the state Ministry of Well being.
He additionally requested that their blood samples be collected for laboratory testing between Tuesday night and Wednesday.
See the case up to date abstract of COVID-19 in Nigeria under:
Complete Confirmed instances254Discharged44Death6States AffectedNo. of Circumstances (Lab Confirmed)No. of Circumstances (on admission)No. DischargedNo of DeathsLagos13096322Abuja FCT503572Osun201910Edo11801Oyo111000Bauchi6300Akwa Ibom5500Kaduna5400Ogun4220Enugu2200Ekiti2110Kwara2000Rivers2210Benue1100Ondo1100Delta1100Katsina1101Complete254202446